In this paper, the design and fabrication of a Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottle recycling machine was undertaken. It was designed to wash a set of two (2) 75cl used PET bottles in 10 seconds. The washing, rinsing and sterilizing chambers were made of stainless steel. The rotational wash brushes were made of plastic bristles, and the machine runs on a single phase electric motor with a washing speed of 470 rpm. After fabrication and testing, results obtained showed a set of two (2) 75cl used PET bottles were washed effectively in 10 seconds. Further testing results obtained, showed used PET bottles were recycled by simply washing and sterilizing them, using the fabricated prototype machine. This innovation will minimize the virgin reproduction of new PET bottles, save foreign exchange in the importation of virgin resins and alleviate the menace posed by its litter in Nigeria. The machine’s efficiency is 81.91% and it’s washing capacity is 120 bottles per hour.
Ejiroghene Kelly, O (2020). The Design and Fabrication of a used Polyethylene. Afribary.com: Retrieved July 05, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/the-design-and-fabrication-of-a-used-polyethylene
Orhorhoro, Ejiroghene Kelly. "The Design and Fabrication of a used Polyethylene" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 05 Jun. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/the-design-and-fabrication-of-a-used-polyethylene . Accessed 05 Jul. 2020.
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Orhorhoro, Ejiroghene Kelly. "The Design and Fabrication of a used Polyethylene" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed July 05, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/the-design-and-fabrication-of-a-used-polyethylene